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ZA1501: Spring Study 1972

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Citation Citation Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Alfter/Bonn (1986): Spring Study 1972. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1501 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA1501
TitleSpring Study 1972
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1986)
Date of Collection03.1972 - 03.1972
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Alfter/Bonn


AbstractPolitical attitudes. Orientation in personal voting decision. Topics: judgement on the economic situation of the Federal Republic and assessment of future economic development; political interest; most important political events in the last year; party preference (ballot procedure and rank order procedure); good and bad sides of the parties; most important political tasks in the Federal Republic; issue ability of the parties and candidates for chancellor, Barzel and Brandt; party inclination and party identification; orientation on social surroundings in personal voting decision (scale); basic attitude to participation in municipal, state and Federal Parliament elections; personal change in party voted for; conduct at the last Federal Parliament election; assumed reaction of family members, friends, neighbors and colleagues at making personal behavior at the polls known; party with the majority of votes at place of residence; desire for a larger circle of friends; ties of the parties to interest groups; conservative and basically skeptical attitude; political opinion leader in one´s circle of friends or with persons with high standing at place of residence as well as their party preference; judgement on selected aspects of the retirement program (scale); subjective classification of amount of household income; development of household income in the past and expectations for the future; self-classification of social class; estimate of length of interview in minutes; extent to which the interview was boring. Demography: date of birth; sex; marital status; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; occupational position; current and earlier employment; monthly net income of head of household; sources of income; size of household; position of respondent in household; characteristics of head of household. Interviewer rating: interest of respondent in survey; actual length of interview; date of interview. Also encoded was: date of birth of interviewer; sex of interviewer; municipality code.
Categories Categories
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Topics Topics
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 11.7 Elections
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE), FRG without West-Berlin
UniversePersons with German citizenship, 18 years old or older and living in private households in the Federal Republic without West Berlin.
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
  • Probability: Stratified
Multi-stage stratified random sample (ADM mastersample)
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Face-to-face interview
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Time Method Time Method
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorCensus, Frankfurt
Date of Collection
  • 03.1972

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
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Further Remarks

NotesFurther Spring Studies are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1450, 1453 1455, 1502 to 1504, 1506, 1507, 1807, 1810, 1953 and 1955. The Autumn Studies are archived under ZA Study Nos. 145 1454, 1456, 1505, 1508, 1808, 1809, 1811, 1954 and 1956.
Number of Units: 2000
Number of Variables: -
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): -


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